Iran's Foreign Ministry refuted allegations levelled by the US Justice Department that a member of the IRGC orchestrated a plot to assassinate former US national security advisor John Bolton as "baseless".
Iranian Foreign Ministry has claimed the Western side realised it must "back down" from its "maximal demands," as nuclear talks in Vienna are set to resume.
A day earlier, British, French and German diplomats warned that the nuclear deal with Iran risks becoming "an empty shell" in the absence of real progress in negotiations.
The warning came as world powers and Iran gather in Vienna to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal after a five-month hiatus.
US forces reportedly used helicopters and warships to block a tanker carrying Iranian oil but the Revolutionary Guard reacted “promptly”.
Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said that "talks are on the agenda, but not talks for the sake of talks, or negotiations for the sake of negotiations".
Guterres' appeal to Washington comes amid talks to revive the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, under which Iran accepted curbs on its nuclear programme in return for a lifting of many foreign sanctions against it.
Blinken and Raab, top diplomats of US and UK, discuss an array of subjects, such as sanctions on Russian citizens, climate crisis and Biden's decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan, in London ahead of G-7 conference.
UN Special Rapporteur on Iran calls for easing of US sanctions on Iran.
US says it's disappointed by Tehran’s rejection to join a meeting but remained ready to "re-engage in meaningful diplomacy" and would consult with the other major powers.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said the US strikes were "illegal and a violation of Syria's sovereignty" in a meeting with his visiting Iraqi counterpart Fuad Hussein.
The State Department has said the US would accept an invitation from the European Union to attend a meeting of the participants in the original agreement.
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